Letters to our sons

Dear Ryan,

You tagged along a couple of nights ago when I had a quick mini session. As we got into the car and pulled out of the parking lot I couldn’t help but notice how pretty the light was at that moment. There was once a time when you would hop into position anytime I asked you for a picture. Ahh, those were the good ol’ days. You recently lost one of your front teeth and it’s been on my mind to get a photo of you. I figured, now is my chance. You did climb out of the car, and slowly dragged your feet over to where I asked you to stand and gave me the cheesiest smile. Ever. Hmm, I could have just been happy with that – but, really? I asked you some questions, you know to try and break the ice. You held your ground. Finally I asked if I could see your missing tooth. This is what I got. Ha! I’ll take it! I was trying to capture a real expression after all.

Oh the drama in the car ride home.  R: “mom, you are always asking to take my picture” M: “that’s not true.” R: “Yes! it is! *rolls eyes M: “fine, when was the last time I took your picture?” R: ” Saturday!” M: ” oh, that’s right. but that was for your First Communion. and Grandma really wanted a picture” *yes, I blamed it on my mother.

There was no more arguing. I got my picture in the pretty light. The picture that will always remind me of my sweet, argumentative seven 1/2 year old with the missing tooth.

Love you to pieces,


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letters to our sons

Dear Christopher,

You turned 5 this week! You have been so excited for your Birthday and to finally be 5 – that’s a whole hand! As I watched you open your presents I couldn’t help but get a little teary eyed. When people ask you how old your kids are, it still sounds like you’ve got a little guy when you say one of them is 4. Overnight, that feeling of security for me having a little guy was gone. You are my youngest, my baby, my little side kick.

I’m so thankful for your imagination. You have been playing Captain America for the past two days straight. With a mask, shield and sword you are jumping from couch cushion to floor scaring away the bad guys. Always with sword swishing sound effects. Following tradition and having Birthday pancakes you also requested Trix cereal on top. Why not? It was your Birthday after all.

Love you to the moon! mommy

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Faye - April 4, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Happy Birthday Christopher!!!!! You made me think that next year my baby will be five too. They grow up so fast. I think that it was a perfect breakfast so that Captain America will have all the energy needed to save the world. Great images and a beautiful letter, Kristin!

Brooke G - May 4, 2014 - 3:20 am

What a cutie!!! I hope he had a fabulous birthday. It looked like it started out that way, pancakes with trix on top…. that’s a winner in my book!

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Letters to our sons

Dear Ryan and Christopher,

We are lucky to live so close to the ocean. It is by far my most favorite place to spend time with you both. You love the water, looking for shells, and chasing each other in the surf. It’s nearly impossible to get Christopher out of the water. Most times you will “fall” purposely with an in coming wave just to get the anticipation of being splashed over with. The temperature of the water makes no difference to you, it’s as if you can’t get enough. The sheer joy on your face is contagious and I can’t help but join you and play tag with the tide.      Ryan, you like to take it all in. Observing the water, looking out and trying to see beyond the horizon. I love watching you stand at the edge as you let the tide come in and wash over your feet. Almost testing or playing a game with the tide and guessing if it will reach you. You love to explore and find things that have been washed up from the bottom of the ocean. Crabs, kelp and seaweed are like a science project for you to investigate. Each of your personalities are seen so easily amongst the sound of the waves.
The beach is my happy place. A place to hang out and just be. I love that we will always have memories of being together and ridiculously happy there.

xoxo,  Mommy

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Katrina - March 7, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Beautiful, Kristin! Your images are gorgeous and make me smile on this cold northeast morning. I might be a tiny bit jealous that you live near the ocean, but I’ll just enjoy it vicariously through you and your sweet boys!

Tracy - March 8, 2014 - 7:29 am

Ridiculously gorgeous and happy images. I love looking at them and reading your letter.

Kristen - March 8, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Oh Kristin! These are just beautiful images :) And I am definitely a little jealous you live so close to the ocean! Such thoughtful words about your boys. Isn’t it interesting to see how our kids are so very different?!

Linda H - March 12, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Gorgeous images – the second one with the surfer in the background is amazing!! I love the beach too. You and your family are so lucky to have it as your playground, your normal. What lucky little guys!

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